Rubber bands for braces serve a valuable function, helping your brackets and wires do their job effectively. They are also used to help adjust the bite to correct under-bites, overbites, or other alignment issues. Today we’ll go over some tips and tricks for rubber bands for braces! Our first tip is to remember to wear them every day and know it may take a little while to get used to them. Make sure to change them out each day to keep them clean, fresh, and tight. Don’t replace only one side; both must be replaced at the same time to remain symmetrical. Take them out when eating, and don’t put them back in until after brushing your teeth. Finally, when placing them, it may help to use your thumb and index finger to attach them in place. Standing in front of a mirror will help, and it will become second nature with some practice. Remember always carefully to follow your orthodontist’s instructions! If you want to set up a dental appointment with California Dental Care, give us a call at (707) 741-6090 or contact us through the form on our website.